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THE LEWIS CARROLL SOCIETY 




Koimt Letter 



OF NORTH AMERICA 



NUMBER 44 WINTER 1993 



Society Publishes Carroll's Oxford Pamphlets 

Book Begins Six-Volume Series 




When looking through Lewis Carroll's bibliography have 
you ever wondered who made up the Hebdomadal Council, 
what Carroll meant by "The Three T's," or how he went about 

the daily business of 
running the Senior 
Common Room? 
These and other fas- 
cinating facts about 
Carroll's involve- 
ment in the affairs of 
his college and uni- 
versity are revealed 
in The Oxford Pam- 
phlets of Lewis 
Carroll, edited by 
Edward Wakeling Edward Wakeling 

and recently published by the LCSNA in association with the 
University Press of Virginia. 

Wakeling searched high and low to find 66 items that fit the 
parameters of this volume. Most have never been reprinted, 

Spring Meeting Program Set 

The Spring Meeting of the LCSNA will be held in the 
Trustees' Room of the main branch of the New York Public 
Library on Saturday May 15. The Library is home to the Berg 
Collection which includes many Carrollian treasures such as 
Alice Liddell's own copy of AAIW pre- 
sented to her by Carroll and a hand- 
painted print of the photograph of Alice 
as a beggar maid. 

The program, arranged as always by 
our own Janet Jurist, will include a pre- 
sentation by composer Susan Botti, whose 
Alice-based opera has just premiered (see 
page 5). Jeff Spear, professor of English 
at New York University will speak on 
Carroll's photography and storytelling. 

LCSNA founder Stan Marx will give 
a brief presentation on the publication of 
Lewis Carroll's pamphlets, and a report 
on the recent Alice course at the Smith- 
sonian will also be given. 




and many were previously unknown to bibliographers. An 
introduction to each pamphlet explains the intricacies of Vic- 
torian Oxford University affairs to modern readers. Then 
follows the complete text of the pamphlet with explanatory 
footnotes. The volume is illustrated and fully indexed. 

Those who might think that this volume is only for the 
serious scholar will be pleased to know that Carroll's sense of 
humor is quite evident in these sqibs, even on such dry topics 
as professors' salaries and the installation of heating vents. 
This is a serious work, and an important contribution to Carroll 
scholarship, but it is also an enjoyable read. 

The Oxford Pamphlets is the first volume in a projected six- 
volume series of The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll 
which the Society hopes to publish over the next several years. 
The series was conceived by LCSNA founder Stan Marx, who 
is the series editor. Former LCSNA President Edward Guiliano 
has also served as series editor on the first two volumes. The 
Pamphlets series is the most ambition publishing project ever 
for the LCSNA and one which will leave a lasting contribution 
to Carroll scholarship, making the texts of hundreds of rare, and 
rarely reprinted, items generally available. 

Carroll was a prolific writer, but only through his pamphlets 
do we see the full range of topics which he addressed. Upcom- 
ing volumes in the series include The Mathematical Pamphlets, 
currently in production and edited by 
LCSNA Treasurer, Fran Abeles; and a 
book of games and puzzles currently 
being edited by Alice annotator Martin 
Gardner. 

The publication of Lewis Carroll's 
pamphlets presents an opportunity for 
the LCSNA to create a lasting tribute to 
the work of Charles Dodgson, and many 
people have already contributed hun- 
dreds of hours of time and large sums of 
money towards the success of this project. 
We urge you, too, to support this effort 
by ordering your own copy of The Ox- 
ford Pamphlets, which is available to 
members for a 20% discount (order form 
on page 4). Not only will your order help 
ensure the publication of future volumes, 
you'll be getting a great book as well! 



Editorial — 

Long & Winding Road 



Thalia Theater Presents Alice 



When I attended my first LCSNA meet- 
ing in 1985, my friend Stan Marx announced 
the launching of a new project. The Society 
would publish the complete pamphlets of 
Lewis Carroll in six volumes. Even as a 
neophyte Carrollian I recognized that this 
was a task of titanic proportions, but I think no 
one at that meeting realized just how much 
time, effort, and money would be required to 
bring Stan's idea to fruition. 

In the eight years since that meeting, the 
pamphlets project has had its ups and downs. 
The publication of the first volume has been 
delayed by a wide variety of factors from the 
death of editors to the malfunctioning of 
typesetting equipment. During those eight 
years many members of the Society have 
given generously of their time and expertise. 
Stan Marx not only conceived the project, but 
has also acted as series editor and has assidu- 
ously tracked down copies of rare pamphlets. 
Edward Wakeling, Fran Abeles, and Martin 
Gardner have each edited a volume of the 
series. Edward Guiliano, assistant series edi- 
tor of the first two volumes, has spent hun- 
dreds of hours negotiating with editors, book 
designers, the University Press of Virginia, 
and others, and certainly without his exper- 
tise this project would still be merely an idea 
instead of a reality. Without the publications 
trust generously established for the Society 
by Professor Morton Cohen, the funding of 
this project would have been impossible. 

There are many others who have given 
time, advice, and copies of pamphlets in their 
own collections to advance this project. I 
would like to take this opportunity to thank all 
of those people, and to thank the members of 
the Society for their patience in awaiting this 
first volume. The philosophy of those hard at 
work on this series is that, if it cannot be done 
thoroughly and professionally, it shouldn't 
be done at all, and I believe that you will find 
the finished product well worth the wait. 

With the first volume now published, we 
have established a pipeline through which all 
subsequent volumes can travel, and the wait- 
ing period between volumes is likely to be no 
more than 1-2 years. Stan originally envi- 
sioned the Pamphlets as a six-year project, 
and while it may take closer to 15-20 years 
from beginning to end, I believe that this 
lasting tribute to the eclecticism of Charles 
Dodgson's mind will be an accomplishment 
of which all in the Society can be proud. 

I urge you all to order a copy of The 
Oxford Pamphlets, to give generously to the 
publications fund, and to take satisfaction in 
your contribution to this scholarly project. 



The long promised production of 
Alice, with direction and design by Rob- 
ert Wilson, opened on December 1 at the 
Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany. 
Generous German members of the 
LCSNA sent me scores of reviews of the 
production, but as my German reading 
ability is non-existent I can only report 
that the general critical consensus was 
not good. From the point of view of the 
Carrollian, however, the production must 
be praised if for no other reason than the 
sumptuous program which was produced. 

The sixty-four page booklet includes 
(in German) excerpts from Carroll's di- 
ary and magazine articles about the tell- 
ing of the Alice story; essays by W. H. 
Auden, Virginia 
Woolf, Max 
Beerbohm, andG. 
K. Chesterton; five 
different German 
translations of 
"Jabberwocky" 
along with trans- 
lations of that 
poem into Latin, 
Italian, French, 
Polish, Russian, 

and Japanese; excerpts from Symbolic 
Logic and Doublets; pictures of artwork 
based on Alice; and the complete text of 
the production (text by Paul Schmidt, 
music and lyrics by Tom Waits and 
Kathleen Brennan). 

From this last, one can get some 
sense of the production, much of which is 
devoted to the songs. Many of these 
seem only peripherally related to Carroll ' s 
characters, and one gets the feeling that 
the idea here might be to probe aspects of 
these characters that are not revealed in 
Carroll's story. Take for instance the 
Caterpillar's song, "Tabletop Joe": 

Well, my Mama didn't want me 
On the day I was born 
Born without a body 
I got nothin' but scorn 

But I always loved music 
All I had was my hands 
And I dreamed I'd be famous 
And I'd work the Sands 




I had trouble with the pedals 
But I had a strong left hand 
And I could play Stravinsky 
On a baby grand 

I said I'm gonna join the circus 
'cause that's where I belong 
And I went to Coney Island 
Singing this song 

And they gave me top billing 
In the Dreamland show 
I had my own orchestra 
Starring Tabletop Joe 

And so it continues. Other songs are 
full of surrealism as well as poetry, but 
many are just as 
unrelated to Car- 
roll's original text 
as this one. Still, 
the stage direc- 
tions are enough 
to intrigue this 
writer. I don't 
know about you, 
but I would be 
delighted to see 
"eight Victorian 
vicars dance on stage, singing 
'Jabberwocky'." 

The stage directions in this piece can 
be as poetic as the song lyrics — the Foot- 
men, for instance, after continually re- 
peating their exchange about the croquet 
invitation are instructed to "continue this 
ad libitum, tearing both the invitation 
and the dialogue into ever smaller pieces." 
The script makes for an interesting 
read, but it certainly does not seem to 
hang together as a dramatic piece. The 
songs wander in a wide variety of direc- 
tions, from one about a fallen Altar Boy 
who is "majoring in crimes that are un- 
speakable" and "leafing through dirty 
magazines," to several which don't seem 
to be about anything. Granted, songs 
about nothing may be in the Carrollian 
tradition, but the difference between 
"Jabberwocky" and many of the other 
songs in this piece is the difference be- 
tween a work which is nonsense and a 
work which simply does not make 
sense — unless I'm missing something. 



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New & Noteworthy 

A new edition of Alice retold by David Blair and 
illustrated by John Bradley has been published by Cour- 
age Books, an imprint of Running Press of Philadelphia, 
PA. Joel Birenbaum writes: "These illustrations match 
my preconceived notion of what Ralph Steadman's/4//ce 
would have looked like. I'm not saying that these illustra- 
tions are better than Steadman's, just that they are more 
Steadmanesque. I think this book is a must have." 

Camille Paglia's controversial book Sexual Perso- 
nae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dick- 
inson says of Lewis Carroll that he is "the true poet of 
childhood, with its mystery, cruelty, and blatant aggres- 
sions." 

A poetry anthology titled The Top 500 Poems, re- 
cently published by Columbia University Press ranks 
poems according to their frequency of appearance in 
anthologies. "Jabberwocky" is ranked 1 8th, and several 
other Carroll poems are included in the volume. 

English Music, by Peter Ackroyd (A. A. Knopf, $23.00) 
is about a young boy, Timothy, and his father. The boy 
has psychic gifts and in his daydreams he is visited by 
some of his favorite book characters, including Alice and 
the Mad Hatter. 

Alice Exhibit Planned in 
Japan 

APT International, a Japanese publishing group which 
has previously hosted exhibits of children's books from 
the Bodleian, the Osborne Collection, and the Lilly Li- 
brary, is planning a major Alice in Wonderland exhibition 
for 1 993 . The exhibition will include over 300 items from 




the collection of LCSNA mem- 
bers Charlie and Stephanie Lovett 
representing the vast range of Alice 
publications. A copy of the 1865 
Alice will be on display as well as 
published editions of the book in 52 foreign languages, 
illustrated editions, movie memorabilia, novelty edi- 
tions, ephemera from dramatic productions and advertis- 
ing, toys, games, puzzles, figurines, posters, and other 
materials. Also displayed will be an original watercolor 
by Alice Liddell, and a watercolor of the three Liddell 
sisters by Lewis Carroll. The exhibit opens at the 
Takashimaya Exhibition Hall in Tokyo on July 15, 1993, 
and then travels to Kyoto, Yokohama, and other cities. A 
color illustrated catalogue will be published and should 
be available about the time the exhibit opens (watch 
future KLs for more ordering information). 



Boojum! Now on CD 

Boojum!, a musical with book and lyrics by Peter 
Wesley-Smith and music by Martin Wesley-Smith, both 
of Australia, is now available on a double CD set which 
includes a 36-page booklet containing the libretto. The 
disc is available from Sounds Australian (Suite 201, 
Argyle Centre, 18 Argyle Centre, [PO Box N690 
Grosvenor Place] The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000 Aus- 
tralia) for AUS $41 .95, including air shipping. Boojum! 
premiered as a musical comedy in 1986 and was later re- 
written as a "no-nonsense choral nonsense piece." The 
Sydney Morning Herald called the new recording "An 
obsessive and dazzling piece of work . . . one of the truest, 
most moving works of fantasy yet produced by an Austra- 
lian composer." 



Uncle Sam Wants You ! 



With the long 

awaited first volume in the Society's 

ambitious Pamphlets series finally published and with five 

more volumes in the pipeline, the LCSNA has more reason 

than ever to be concerned that sufficient funds are available 

to meet the needs of our publishing programs. Several 

members have kindly donated funds to help off-set the cost 

of producing these volumes and future publications, and we 

urge you to do the same. 

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America is a chari- 



(To Give to the LCSNA) 



table organization, 
and any donations you make are 
fully tax deductible. Some members have also included the 
LCSNA in their estate planning, an ideal way to ensure that 
the work of the Society will continue into the next genera- 
tion. 

The LCSNA has always struggled to maintain a high 
standard in both programs and publications, and with your 
help we will strive towards the type of high professionalism 
of which Charles Dodgson himself would approve. 



Puzzlers Pay Tribute to Martin Gardner 

by Fran Abeles & Stan Isaacs 

of Lewis Carroll, which will include her own volume on the 
mathematical pamphlets and Gardner's volume on Carroll's 
puzzles. Douglas Hofstadter, author of Godel, Escher, Bach, a 
work featuring much of Carroll's logic, then discussed "Special 
Points and Lines of a Triangle: A 'Computer's-Eye' View." 

The Saturday evening dinner, billed as "A Gathering for 
Gardner," was highlighted by the presentation of two books to 
Gardner: one a set of personal letters written by the partici- 
pants, the other a collection of articles assembled specially for 
the event. Several of the articles are about Carroll's work, 
including Solomon Goloumb's "A Powerful Procedure for 
Proving Practical Propositions," and Donald Knuth's "Biblical 
Ladders." Dana Richard contributed "A Martin Gardner Bibli- 
ography," the most complete listing of the eclectic works of this 
prolific scholar. Also on the program that evening were 
speeches by Raymond Smullyan, author of Alice in Puzzle- 
Land, and Nob Yoshigahara, who has been called "The Martin 
Gardner of Japan." 

A national touring version of the puzzles exhibition is in the 
planning stage and will travel to 20 cities next year — but don't 
wait! If you are a parent or grandparent of a young child, we 
urge you to go to Atlanta for a hands-on introduction to new 
ways of thinking and learning skills vital to problem solving of 
all sorts in the real world. For more information, contact Susan 
Durham at (404) 688-2467. 



"Puzzles: Beyond the Borders of the Mind," an exhibit of 
the largest collection of puzzles ever assembled in the United 
States, opened at the Atlanta International Museum of Art and 
Design on January 14 and will run through April 9. Many of the 
world's leading puzzlemakers, mathematicians, and magicians 
were on hand for the opening receptions and for Friday and 
Saturday dinners honoring LCSNA member Martin Gardner. 
Gardner is the author of The Annotated Alice , More Annotated 
Alice, and The Annotated Snark, and his popular writings about 
puzzles and mathematical topics are known around the world 
and influenced many of those in attendance at the exhibit. 
Gardner's "Lewis Carroll's Chess Wordgame" (see KL 39, 
order from Kadon Enterprises, 1227 Lorene Dr., Pasadena, 
MD, 211 22) was on display, and a representative of Rex Games 
(2001 California St., San Francisco, CA, 94109) previewed a 
Carroll-inspired game called "Work Trek." 

Stan Isaacs, an avid collector of puzzles, and Treasurer Fran 
Abeles represented the LCSNA at this exciting event. Through- 
out the long weekend, Stan was actively involved with the 
puzzlemakers and their hundreds of creations — three-dimen- 
sional wooden puzzles, wire sculptures that come apart, 
tangrams, Rubik cubes, mazes, optical illusions, and more. On 
Saturday afternoon, Fran's report on "Lewis Carroll's Math- 
ematics: Recent Developments and Work in Progress," in- 
cluded mention of the Society's production of The Pamphlets 



The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll 

Volume I: The Oxford Pamphlets 



Edited By Edward Wakeling 



Order Form 

Please Send 



copies of The Oxford Pamphlets at the special LCSNA discount price of 



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Carrollian 

Notes 



Snark Hunters 
Ride Again 

Richard M. Boothe will once again 
hold a potluck dinner and recitation/ 
reading of The Hunting of the Snark 
on April 1st. The day is Thursday, 
the time is 7:00 pm, and the venue is 
the Picnic Shelter in Burton Chace 
Park, at the end of Mindaneao Way in 
Marina Del Rey, CA. All LCSNA 
members in or passing through greater 
Los Angeles are invited to bring a 
potluck dish (to feed four people only) 
and join this annual Carrollian event. 
Mr. Boothe asked us, "Does the Snark 
take place on an island, as many of us 
presume, or on an uninhabited coast- 
line of a continent? I cannot find the 
word 'island' or any of its synonyms 
in the text, nor 'continent' for that 
matter." Would any readers care to 
take stab at this one? 

Wonderglass 
Premieres 

Susan Botti's opera Wonderglass re- 
ceived its concert premiere on Febru- 
ary 2 1 at Kingswood Auditorium in 
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The 
premiere of this re-interpretation of 
the Lewis Carroll stories featured 
members of the Detroit Symphony 
Orchestra and animation by Phil 
Denslow. In the opera, the unforget- 
table characters of Wonderland ap- 
pear in a dream-like world which 
seeks to capture the essence of 
Carroll's original visions. Noting 
that the depth and universality of 
Carroll's language speak not only to 
children, but to people of all ages, 



Ms. Botti says, "This is not 
a children's opera per se, 
but rather an exploration of 
the ageless territory of 
imagination." Ms. Botti 
== received her Master's in 
music composition from Manhattan 
School of Music and has performed 
as a singer at major festivals in the 
United States, Asia, and the United 
Kingdom. She will speak about her 
new opera at the Spring meeting of 
the LCSNA (see page 1). 



Call For Papers 

The planning committee for the 1 994 
International Lewis Carroll Confer- 
ence would like to invite all members 
of the LCSNA to submit abstracts for 
papers to be read at the conference. 
The tentative theme for the confer- 
ence is "Lewis Carroll & the World," 
but abstracts of any topic relevant to 
Carrollian studies will be considered 
by the committee. Please limit ab- 
stracts to two typed pages and in- 
clude a brief biographical sketch. 
Abstracts or other queries concern- 
ing the conference should be sent to: 
International Conference, 1092 West 
4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 
27101. 



Through the 
Looking-Glass Darkly 

Despite the above mentioned title of 
Andrew Sellon' s one-man play based 
on Lewis Carroll, the content of the 
show is not all dark. Sellon succeeded 
wonderfully in showing many sides 
of Carroll's character at the premiere 
of his play in Chapel Hill, NC, in 
December. Sellon relies heavily, but 
not too heavily, on Carroll's own 
words. One who was not intimately 
familiar with Carroll's writings would 
never notice the seams between what 
Sellon has written and what he has 
taken from Carroll. Sellon's enact- 
ment of what might have happened 
had Rev. Dodgson had tea with the 
Liddells to propose a match with 
Alice is wonderful — he never says 
that this is what happened (even his 
version of Carroll seems to be uncer- 
tain as to whether it was real or only 
a dream), yet one must believe that, if 
it did happen, it would have been 
something like what we saw. Sellon's 
Dodgson spends the play waiting at 
the end of his life to be escorted to the 
hereafter, and when his escort turns 
out to be a young girl neither the 
audience nor Rev. Dodgson can re- 
sist a smile and, perhaps, a tear. 



Sewell's new bibliography 

Much of a Muchness (see KL 43) has raised almost as many 
questions as it has answered. Let's start with these: Does anyone 
have a copy of the Rand McNally Alice illustrated by Suzanne 
Bruce with a code on the last page of other than CS 1 1 -50 or CS 4- 
5 1 ? How about a Rand McNally Alice illustrated by Janice Holland 
with a code other than CS 5-5 1 ? There appear to be several issues 
of the Helen Pettes and Julia Greene Alice published by Cupples 
and Leon. I need descriptions of these volumes specifying the 
characters on the cut-out page (Tea Party, Queen of Hearts, or 
Dodo), color of the text (black or brown), color of the silhouettes 
(black, brown, or multi-colored), color of the back board, color of the title on 
the front cover, and description of the spine and dustwrapper. Also, does 
anyone have information about the date or country of origin of a set of china 
figures about 8" tall made by GORT?" Anyone willing to help Joel on his 
quest should write to him at 2486 Brunswick Circle, Woodridge, IL, 605 17. 



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Damon R. Butler has designed and pro- 
duced a "Lewis Carroll Picture Map" 
which has been printed in a limited edi- 
tion in three sets of 42. Each map is 
personally signed, and copies may be 
ordered by sending £26.42 (air shipping 
included) to Mr. Butler at 
Hillside Cottage, 1 Mount Hill, Halstead, 
Essex, C09 1AA, England. 




Co^^egpond^nts 



Skiers at the New London, New Hamp- 
shire resort of King Ridge are treated to 
the sight of a giant Mad Hatter skiing 
down the slopes every Saturday. It seems 
appropriately Carrollian that this is one 
of the few mountains where the Lodge is 
at the top rather than the bottom. 

"Sparkling Fruit TeaZer," a mixture of 
tea and juices in several flavors is distrib- 
uted in aluminum cans by Knudsen & 
Sons of Chico, CA. Each flavor is illus- 
trated with a different Wonderland scene 
on the label. 

The Music Stand (1 Rockdale Plaza, 
Lebanon, NH, 03766) offers "Alice's 
Looking Glass," a framed mirror with 
Alice and the Cheshire Cat on opposite 
sides for $39.95, and an Ar\V T-shirt or 
sweatshirt for $16.95 or $29.95 respec- 
tively. 

Grant & Shaw Ltd. (62 West Port, 
Edinburgh, EH1 2LD, Scotland) recently 
offered for sale Lewis Carroll's copy of 
Walter Scott's three volume Minstrelry 
of the Scottish Border. The lengthy cata- 
logue entry details Carroll's parodies of 
Scott — still one must imagine that Carroll 
originally bought these books for some- 
what less than the current $4000 price 



The Museum of Modern Art in New 
York sells a Rene Magritte Desk Calen- 
dar for 1 993 for about $5 . The November 
illustration is Magritte' s painting of Alice 
in Wonderland. 

Biologists in Britain are trying to help a 
struggling Dormouse population by 
building tree-house shelters for the shy 




Street sign spotted by Charles Stats in 
Summerfield Illinois 

UNI VAC (University Vacations) is plan- 
ning an Alice in Wonderland tour of 
Oxford, England. The tour dates are July 
11-16, 1993, and the group will be lead 
by Mr. Timothy Tubbs. Cost is $ 1 695 for 
six nights and seven days. For more 
information call 1-800-792-0100. 

An article on English mazes by Christo- 
pher P. Baker appeared in the February 
1993 issue of USAir Magazine. Baker 
mentions the Alice in Wonderland Maze 
which opened at Merritown House in 
Dorset in May 1992. Wanderers who 
successfully discover the center of the 
maze can see the Mad Hatter, the Dodo, 
and other characters running around a 
central mound showing the White 
Rabbit's pocket watch. Baker also states 
that as a boy Carroll stamped mazes in 
the snow. 



Do you wonder what to do with the 
duplicates from your Carroll collection 
or how you can obtain lists of other 
collectors' excess holdings? Join Joel 
Birenbaum's Alice Collector's Network 
to meet other collectors who are inter- 
ested in buying, selling, and trading Alice 
books and merchandise. Dues are $2.00 
and should be sent to 2486 Brunswick 
Circle, Woodridge, IL, 60517. 

The December 1992/January 1993 issue 
of Doll Reader magazine included an 
article by Ann Bahan titled "Alice in 
Wonderland Dolls," which included some 
history of Alice dolls and numerous 
illustrations. 

The Cottage Shop of Closter, NJ, offers 
a variety of English enamel pieces, in- 
cluding an Alice picture frame ($80), 
Alice cards/box ($133.50), and an Alice 
at the Tea Table box ($143.50). Prices 
include shipping. 

At the opening session of the Smithsonian 
Institution's Campus on the Mall course 
titled "All About Alice : The Wonderland 
of Lewis Carroll" (see KL 43), the coor- 
dinator announced that the course enroll- 
ment was 42 ! The class is diverse, enthu- 
siastic, and intelligent, and several mem- 
bers have enquired about joining the 
LCSNA. 

American Greetings offered an Alice in 
Wonderland Valentine's Day Card this 
year. Included on the back of the card is 
a brief summary of AAIW and the sug- 
gestion that children who would like to 
know more about Alice find the book at 
their local library. 



For assistance in preparing this issue we would like to thank: Earl Abbe, Fran Abeles, Joel Birenbaum, Richard Boothe, Sandor 
Burstein, August Imholtz, Stan Isaacs, Janet Jurist, Stephanie Lovett, Stan Marx, Lucille Posner, Rolf Rameder, and David & Maxine 
Schaefer. 

Knight Letter is the official newsletter of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. It is published quarterly and is distributed 
free to all members. Subscriptions, business correspondence, and inquiries should be addressed to the Secretary, LCSNA, 617 
Rockford Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20902. Annual membership dues are $20 (regular) & $50 (sustaining). Submissions and 
editorial correspondence should be sent to the Editor, Charles C. Lovett, 1092 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27101.